Priscilla A. Smith

Feb 12, 2019
Priscilla Smith

Rockland — Priscilla Adams Smith, 96, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at her home in Rockland surrounded by her loving family.

Priscilla was born June 22, 1922, the daughter of Forest and Hilda Locke Brazier. Priscilla spent many happy years on the Smith estate, Warrenton Park, in Glen Cove, with grandparents Herbert and Clara Brazier. Herbert was the caretaker of the estate for 40 years.

A graduate of Rockland High School, class of 1941, she later graduated from Endicott College, the University of Maine and Simmons College. She worked as a radio rewriter for the United Press in New York City during World War II, and was public relations director for the Farnsworth Art Museum for 10 years. She served as the Maine representative for the American Association of Museums, representing the six New England states at a Senate Subcommittee meeting for the Museum Services Act in Washington, D.C., was a member of the Maine Museum Commission, a feature writer for the Portland Sunday Telegram, a columnist for the Courier-Gazette and a journalist for the Bangor Daily News. She was an officer of, the Shakespeare Society, the Home for Aged Women and a member of the Eastern Maine Development Commission and the local P.T.A.

In 1947 she married Christy Adams, son of Spiro P. and Jennie Naum Adams, and had children Christy II and Lynn Adams. Her husband, Judge Christy Adams, died on an ocean liner on return from London, where the couple had gone to attend the American Bar Association meeting in 1971.

In 1991 Priscilla married Richard Herrick Smith in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, where each had a winter residence. He was a partner in the insurance company of Pierson Smith in Stamford, Conn. He died in 1998.

Survivors besides her children are her grandson, Kade Adams-Shodeinde; her daughter-in-law, Linda Adams; her nephews, Stephen and Jeffrey Brazier; her brother-in-law, Arnold Hocking, and his children and their spouses, Bryan and Janet Hocking, Steven and Elise Hocking; and her cousin, Anne Stinnett, and her husband, George.

Priscilla’s family has chosen to remember her life privately. Interment at Achorn Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.

For online condolences visit Priscilla’s Book of Memories at

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